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    TISE educational sessions arm retailers with tools to succeed

TISE educational sessions arm retailers with tools to succeed

January 8/15, 2018: Volume 33, Issue 15   The International Surface Event offers the most comprehensive education program in the industry. With the flooring sessions sponsored by FCNews, the courses cover everything from product and installation to digital marketing and business improvement. Here are just some of the highlights. Monday, Jan. 29 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. State of the Industry Report in the Residential and Commercial Markets The Farnsworth

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    Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas Market, Surfaces partner for 2018 shows

Las Vegas—Las Vegas Market and The International Surface Event have partnered for their upcoming 2018 shows to benefit the retail and design community. The partnership between these two entities will facilitate cross shopping by buyers in related home product categories and run concurrently in Las Vegas. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, at World Market Center Las Vegas, and The International Surface Event runs

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    Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Stanton sets standards for style, performance, luxury across all brands

Syosset, N.Y.—Stanton Carpet is gearing up to highlight its new styles at Surfaces 2018, booth 6047. These innovative products aim to set standards for style, durability, performance and luxury across all four of its brands. Following are some of the manufacturer’s newest products. Stanton: The manufacturer’s newly built B2B site, Stantonb2b.com, allows its customers to easily place, reserve and track orders around the clock from your phone, tablet or computer. The

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    Best of Surfaces deadline fast approaching

Best of Surfaces deadline fast approaching

November 27-December 11, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 13   Hicksville, N.Y.—Time is quickly running out for manufacturers to enter the 2018 Best of Surfaces competition. The deadline is Dec. 29, and there is no cost to enter. Now in its seventh year, the competition—cosponsored by Floor Covering News and Informa, owners and operators of The International Surface Event—has quickly become a benchmark for product and program excellence. The Best of

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    Metroflor to highlight new Engage Genesis looks at TISE

Metroflor to highlight new Engage Genesis looks at TISE

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has expanded its Engage Genesis LVT line with on-trend narrower, longer, wider-width and multi-length plank formats and a new “painted” accent bevel that heightens definition and authenticity. The company will also introduce its first Engage Genesis tile collection in the 16 x 32 format during The International Surface Event in Las Vegas, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. “Metroflor is fortunate to have a design staff that is continually pushing the envelope

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    Al’s Column: Teamwork is the key to success

Al’s Column: Teamwork is the key to success

October 23/30, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 10 By Christopher Grubb Many homeowners want to be do-it-yourself designers, but much can get lost in translation. Projects can contain hundreds of details that can easily be misunderstood when a client attempts to verbally describe her wants to the contractor. Having a designer in the mix makes the process go far more smoothly. And when it comes to filling in those important details,

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Al’s Column: Avoiding the pitfalls of poor estate planning

October 9/16, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 9 By Roman Basi   In my previous column, “Estate Planning: Leave it to the pros,” (FCNews, Sept. 11/18), I explained—citing several recent real estate tax cases—how unqualified advisors can potentially cause a host of problems for their clients. Despite having expertise in other areas, some attorneys, accountants and other professionals that do not specialize in estate planning can do more harm than good.

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    Al’s Column: Top 10 tips for tile, stone maintenance

Al’s Column: Top 10 tips for tile, stone maintenance

September 11/18, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 7 By Rod Sigman   In the nearly three decades that I have been in this industry, there have been tremendous advancements in technology, techniques and craftsmanship. Yet with all the progress that has been made, many problems still exist, including issues and failures directly related to the lack of knowledge and understanding of how critical a role proper care and maintenance play in

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Lisbiz Strategies: Put Surfaces on your must-attend list

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Lisbeth Calandrino   This year I was invited to be part of the educational committee to determine the seminars to be offered at TISE 2018. I have always wondered how the seminars were decided. This year I would not only participate in the process but would learn more about the industry. Weeks before our arrival, Carol Wilkins, educational director of TISE, sent

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Al’s Column: Protect your assets, reduce your taxes

August 28/September 4: Volume 32, Issue 6 By Roman Basi   There has never been a better time than now to have a discussion on how to create the best asset protection for your business and reduce the tax liability from both the perspective of the business and personally. The House Ways and Means Committee continues to forge ahead in its effort on tax reform. In July the committee held

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Al’s Column: Turning good leaders into great ones

August 14/21, 2017: Volume 32, Issue 5 By Lisbeth Calandrino Does your retail flooring store have an effective sales manager? The most important ‘product’ a company owns is its employees. Unfortunately, many store owners spend more time worrying about the merchandise they’re buying than their employees. With TISE on the horizon, this is the perfect time to engage your sales managers into learning new skills and get them motivated and

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    Al’s Column: Staying on the same page is key to success

Al’s Column: Staying on the same page is key to success

July 31/Aug. 7: Volume 31, Issue 4 By Tom Shay In many ways, running a business is akin to playing team sports. And we all know what can happen when members don’t behave as if they are playing for the same team. (Perhaps you have seen that sports clip of the defender on a professional soccer team who, in his attempt to pass the ball to the goalkeeper, kicked the

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    TISE changes day format for 2018

TISE changes day format for 2018

Dallas—The International Surface Event (TISE) dates have shifted to a new day format for 2018. Next year’s event will run Tuesday through Thursday (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), with the education program occurring Monday through Thursday (Jan. 29-Feb. 1). The exposition will feature the latest industry products, materials, equipment and services, including a wide variety of hardwood and laminate flooring, carpet, tools and equipment, natural stone and machinery, all types of tile

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My take: Random ramblings from NeoCon

July 3/10: Volume 32, Issue 2 By Steven Feldman   How can 2017 have less than half of it remaining? Time really does fly. Walking around NeoCon last month made me realize just that. There was no way we could be five months removed from Surfaces. Then again, show management is probably saying there is no way it’s been five years since they changed the name to TISE, or The

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    TISE 2018 call for presentations deadline approaches

TISE 2018 call for presentations deadline approaches

Dallas—The deadline for The International Surface Event (TISE): SURFACES I StonExpo/Marmomac I TileExpo call for presentations is March 24. This invitation is extended globally for experienced professionals to present at the largest floor covering, stone and tile event in North America. Interested presenters should submit their concepts before the deadline. TISE is seeking committed speakers who are experts in their field with great concept ideas and who want to share

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Aspecta by Metroflor translates Declare labels

Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor has published all the Declare labels for its Aspecta LVT commercial range in five languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German and Dutch. Rochelle Routman, Metroflor chief sustainability officer, who

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NeoCon celebrates 50 years of tomorrow’s design

Chicago—Registration is now open for the 50th edition of NeoCon, the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial design industry. NeoCon 50 will take

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Couristan bolsters sales team

Fort Lee, N.J.—As Couristan prepares for an explosive 2018 and the launch of several new collections at Surfaces 2018, the company has hired two leading residential floor coverings sales executives

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